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Durham University

Careers & Enterprise Centre

Equality and Diversity in Employment

This guidance has been produced by the Careers & Enterprise Centre at Durham University to support students and graduates in respect of career planning and employment. Our service is confidential* and impartial.

*Unless we have a concern that you/others are at risk, in accordance with the University safeguarding policies.

The Equality Act 2010 protects individuals from direct and indirect discrimination on the basis of the following characteristics:



Gender reassignment

Marriage and civil partnership

Pregnancy and maternity


Religion and belief


Sexual orientation

Our individual diversity guides provide further information relevant to each of the above protected characteristics and in addition, advice and further specialist links relating to:

Book an appointment with a Careers Adviser if you require any further support in respect of your personal circumstances - we're here to help.

Social Media

The Careers & Enterprise team actively share ad hoc opportunities with a diversity focus on our Facebook and Twitter pages @careersatdurham using #dudiversity - initiatives can include competitions, work experience and insight days, and are typically advertised by employers and specialist support organisations. Identify organisations and initiatives relevant to you; use our diversity guides as a starting point.

Disability Support in Careers and Employment

Students with a disability may also like to explore the following video resource Get that Job aimed at supporting the transition of disabled students and graduates into employment. The programme features disabled graduates, employers and an adviser addressing a range of topics. Please note: you will be taken to a log-in window - if you are a current student, please log in with your University username and password to view the video.

If you have a disability and are concerned about disclosure to a prospective employer, our student and graduate guide to 'Disability Support and Disclosure' contains useful information to help you make an informed choice.

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